Gantt Chart Example: Website Redesign Plan

The best way to understand Gantt Chart is to look at some examples of Gantt Chart and start drawing your own. You can now modify the Gantt Chart example below using Visual Paradigm's online Gantt Chart tool.

Structure of Gantt charts

It is difficult to envisage how a modern project would be managed without at some point creating a chart of tasks to be done in delivering the project's declared benefits. Because Gantt charts are simple to understand and easy to construct, they are used by most project managers for all but the most complex projects. It gives project managers visibility into team workloads, as well as current and future availability, which allows for more accurate scheduling.

  • Gantt charts are a project planning tool that can be used to represent the timing of tasks required to complete a project.
  • Project timelines are decomposed into a horizontal bars for allocating tasks, showing start and end dates, as well as dependencies, scheduling and deadlines.
  • In a Gantt chart, each task takes up on row.
  • Dates run along the top in increments of days, weeks or months, depending on the total length of the project.
  • The expected time for each task is represented by a horizontal bar whose left end marks the expected beginning of the task and whose right end marks the expected completion date.
  • Tasks may run sequentially, in parallel or overlapping.
  • As the project progresses, the chart is updated by filling in the bars to a length proportional to the fraction of work that has been accomplished on the task.

To create a chart you need to know all of the individual tasks required to complete the project, an estimate of how long each task will take and which tasks are dependent on others to establish a realistic timeframe for completion of the project.

How to draw a Gantt Chart?

You can easily create Gantt Chart using a quality Gantt Chart software like VP Online Diagrams:

  1. Create a Gantt Chart.
  2. Drag and drop the symbols you need from the palette onto the diagram. Connect them with proper connector lines.
  3. Once your diagram is complete, you can save it (File > Save as) to our cloud repository for future access. You can also export your work into image (JPG, PNG, PDF, SVG, etc) and share it with your co-workers.

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